Tag Archives: black

If you go down to DTE today…..you’re sure of a big surprise…!


I remembered that little ditty playing in mind…about the Teddy Bears Picnic that we used to sing aloud at school when I was a little kid. And that ditty was still playing in my head, as I was walked around … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, cellphone art photograhy, Classic film cameras | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When being seen with a black man was taboo…


I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time….but I always backed away from doing so, as it is still seen as a subject that’s loaded with hostility, albeit a silent hostility nowadays it seems. I’m writing from … Continue reading

Posted in 1960s London, Classic film cameras | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Large format…what it is, why to use it, and how much it can cost


Often times, and especially when my head is hidden underneath the black cloth of my wooden camera, lots of people gather round and start asking awkward questions….questions like “Is that a camera you’re using?”, or “why do you use that…a … Continue reading

Posted in Classic film cameras, vintage camera reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rare black Olympus 35SP for sale!


If you are a film user, you will have heard about the fabulous results to be expected from the Olympus 35SP rangefinder camera….if you’re not a film user, just type it into Google and you’ll soon find out! I am … Continue reading

Posted in best film cameras to buy, Classic film cameras | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Rare black Olympus 35SP coming up for sale!


You may have noticed I always have one or two Olympus 35SP cameras for sale. The 35SP was, and still is, the only rangefinder ever made with spot metering, coupled with one of the highest quality lenses ever produced in … Continue reading

Posted in art, black & white photography, cellphone art photograhy, chemicals & film, Classic film cameras, digital cameras/accessories, film noir, For book lovers! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The greatest message to us all…possibly the world!


“……if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you live. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, cellphone art photograhy, chemicals & film, Classic film cameras, digital cameras/accessories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My friend is singing the praises of Kodak T Max 100


Yes, he is indeed. I say friend, but I may change that to “was” some time soon! Why? Because I myself have been a lifelong devotee of Tri X, that’s why! And anybody who says anything against my favourite film … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, cellphone art photograhy, chemicals & film, Classic film cameras, digital cameras/accessories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Virtually unknown African photographer — Seydou Keita


It’s not very often you get to hear of a photographer from Africa; the real Africa. So it was surprising to find out a little about Seydou Keita, a true African guy with a camera! As is always the case … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, Classic film cameras | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Suddenly he was a Black man, not a Coloured man!


I for one, being a supposed photography man, had never heard of Dennis Morris. Put that down to ignorance or whatever, but it was indeed a great surprise to read about him and his work. I myself lived through 60s … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, Classic film cameras, digital cameras/accessories | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Street photography, when you stand out from the crowd!


Carrying on with my recent theme about street shooting, I thought I may as well post this article now rather than later, when I’ve most probably forgotten all about it! We’ve talked about how to shoot in public, what camera … Continue reading

Posted in black & white photography, Classic film cameras | Tagged , , , ,